Swanee and Paul J. DiMare

Swanee and Paul J. DiMareThe University of Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music will presents Swanee DiMare and Paul J. DiMare with the 2014 Frost Legacy Award at its Winter Wonderful holiday gala, in recognition of their inspirational philanthropy to the performing arts and dedicated service to the University.

Paul J. DiMare is a member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees. Paul and Swanee are vice chairs of the University’s Momentum2 Campaign, and Paul is also Campaign Chair for Intercollegiate Athletics. The couple’s generous support for UM includes gifts to Athletics, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the School of Education and Human Development, the Miller School of Medicine, and the Frost School of Music.

Paul DiMare is president of DiMare Brothers, Inc. and DiMare Homestead, Inc., an organization of growers, packers, and shippers of whole fresh fruits and vegetables. An active community leader, he is chairman of Florida Farmers, Inc., a trustee of the Jackson Memorial Foundation, and serves as a director of the Red Cross of South Florida, the Frost Museum of Science, Camillus House, and The Buoniconti Fund, among others.

Swanee DiMare is dedicated to a wide range of community organizations including Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, the American Red Cross, and sits on the national board of Women of Tomorrow and has served as gala chair or co-chair for all of these charitable organizations. She is also on the boards of Miami City Ballet and the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation. Her community involvement began as a ten-year member of the Delta Airlines management team where she inspired employees to volunteer for charities such as the March of Dimes and the Special Olympics. The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized Swanee and Paul DiMare in 2007 with its Outstanding Philanthropists Award for their community wide and far-reaching philanthropy.